Stations of the Cross in Reflected Light, St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
Height: 36 in
Width: 25.5 in
Oil painting of two stained glass windows depicting religious scenes with golden architectural details and two sconces on the walls underneath.
"Juxtaposed next to these rather immense, ornate, and aged environments I sensed a stillness that leaned toward suffering and anticipation. The beauty I encountered whispered of age and effort, of lives lives and times past, of flames forming colored glass and wicked candles, stone being chiseled and wood carves, alongside lives where breath was taken in and sometimes held. Help in anticipation of the unknown, of mystery. A beauty that could not be grasped or used or contained, but would, in its time, fade away and be gone, as a sunset when darkness settles in. I could never grasp it and hold it close, I can only see it in its moment, breathe it in and then let it go." -M. Joy Lemon